News & Discoveries

September 15, 2022

Bacterial Populations Can Change with Widely Used MS TreatmentResearchers have found significant differences between the gut bacteria profiles of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and healthy individuals, showing new pathways for potential treatment.

August 29, 2022

Research Describes a “Health Shock” from Losing Housing Later in LifeThe study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, recruited people who were 50 and older and homeless, and followed them for a median of 4.5 years. By interviewing people every six months about their health and housing status, researchers were able to examine how things like regaining housing, using drugs, and having various chronic conditions, such as diabetes, affected their risk of dying.

August 25, 2022

Multiple Brain Regions Coordinate to Conjure Wholly Imagined WorldsWhen our eyes move during REM sleep, we’re gazing at things in the dream world our brains have created, according to a new study by UCSF researchers. The findings shed light not only into how we dream, but also into how our imaginations work.

August 11, 2022

New CRISPR Technology Puts Diseased Microglia Back on TrackThe discovery of how to shift damaged brain cells from a diseased state into a healthy one poses a potential new path to treating Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, according to a new study from UCSF researchers.

August 10, 2022

Tool May Inform Treatment Trajectory, Encourage More Aggressive Life-Saving Interventions in Some CasesBlood tests taken within 24 hours of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) flag which patients are likely to die and which patients are likely to survive with severe disability, according to a study headed by UCSF, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.

July 25, 2022

U.S. News & World Report Lists UCSF as Best Hospital in Northern California in 9 Specialties with a Tie in Cancer, #2 Nationwide for Neurology & Neurosurgery UCSF Medical Center has been ranked among the country’s finest hospitals in adult care by U.S. News & World Report’s prestigious Best Hospitals survey.

July 13, 2022

UCSF Perspective Article Says New Ruling May Result in Increased Risk of Deaths, DisabilitySevere restrictions and bans on abortion access may have life-changing and even life-threatening consequences in as many as 28 states for women of childbearing age with conditions like migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy.

June 27, 2022

Light-filled Space Is Antidote to Silent Suffering, Reinforcing Compassion and HealingUCSF is welcoming its first patients to the Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, a one-of-a-kind treatment center that aims to redefine mental health services and make a bold statement against stigma.

June 27, 2022

UCSF-Led Study Shows Race, Income, Location Play Role in Who Gets Optimal TreatmentA new study shows that when residents in Black communities have a stroke, they are at greater risk of receiving care at a less-resourced hospital, where their chances of recovery are slimmer.

June 14, 2022

How a 15-month Prognosis Became 22 Years and CountingWhen Cheryl Broyles was diagnosed with glioblastoma, her goal was to outlive the disease’s 15-month prognosis. That was 22 years ago. Broyles’ survival has been the result of luck, tumor location, and cutting-edge treatment and diagnostics.